Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert were serious trendsetters- if they lived today they would be “trending” on social media. As the Queen of England and her consort, the power they had over popular culture and trends was pretty serious, and similar to William and Kate’s influence today. I thnik that Victoria and Albert had even more power, as there were not as many competing factors.
Like Will and Kate today, Victoria and Albert were immensely popular and deeply in love. Everything they wore or did became an instant fad and was copied the world over. Sadly, Albert died young at the age of 42 and Victoria was heartbroken. She wore black everyday for the rest of her life. She died in 1901 at the age of 82.